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Glenn Hoddle jokes Spurs game ‘wasn’t good for my recovery’

Hoddle won the FA Cup twice and the Uefa Cup with Tottenham Ex-Spurs player Glenn Hoddle joked that his recovery from cardiac arrest was not helped by the dramatic way they made the Champions League last 16. Hoddle collapsed at the BT Sport studios on 27 October, his 61st birthday, and later underwent surgery before returning home to recuperate. Spurs scored a late goal to secure a draw at Barcelona and go through. “That just wasn’t good for my recovery! But a great performance well done boys, deserved to win,”…

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Real Madrid beat Huesca 1-0: Gareth Bale scores only goal of game

Gareth Bale had not scored in 802 minutes of La Liga football Wales forward Gareth Bale scored the winner as Real Madrid moved back into La Liga’s top four with a hard-fought victory at bottom side Huesca. Bale ended a run of 10 matches without a goal in Spain’s top flight with a sumptuous side-footed volley. Huesca should have equalised after the break, but Gonzalo Melero headed wide from close range. Bale saw a chipped effort diverted just wide, while Juan Camilo Hernandez fired over for Huesca as Real hung…

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The Game Awards 2018: God of War and Red Dead Redemption win big

Image copyright SONY The adventures of a Spartan and a rugged Wild West outlaw have swept the board at this year’s The Game Awards. Big budget titles God Of War and Red Dead Redemption joined Fortnite in taking home trophies at the event. God Of War won the big one – Game of the Year – ahead of Assassin’s Creed, Celeste, Spider-Man, Monster Hunter and Red Dead Redemption. It also won an award for game direction and was named Best Action or Adventure Game of the Year. Red Dead Redemption…

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Fortnite: The world-famous game that’s never topped the charts

Image copyright Fortnite Fortnite is more than a game – it’s a global phenomenon. Not many titles in recent years have merited their own clothing range or kept England footballers glued to their screens after training. The popularity of the survival game, with its tense Battle Royale format, has grown and grown over time. It now has 200 million registered players worldwide – last January it had 40 million players. But despite being a global hit, Fortnite has never topped the UK charts. That’s simply because the game itself is…

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Hockey World Cup 2018: England draw 2-2 with China in their opening game

Hockey World Cup 2018: England settle for draw with China after late equaliser A last-gasp equaliser denied England victory in their opening World Cup game in India, as China salvaged a 2-2 draw. China, ranked 17th in the world, took a surprise fifth-minute lead after a fine solo goal from Guo Xiaoping. Mark Gleghorne equalised at the end of the first quarter and Liam Ansell finished well in the 48th minute before Du Talake struck with a minute left. The other match in Pool B on Friday saw holders Australia…

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Schalke and police investigating alleged sex attack at Bundesliga game

Schalke play their games at Veltins Arena, where the woman alleges the incident happened A female fan claims she was sexually assaulted at a German Bundesliga game and told by a steward to “go home and watch on TV” if she did not like it. The woman says she was repeatedly groped by a man who also tried to open her bra during Schalke’s match against Nuremberg at Veltins Arena on Saturday. Police in Gelsenkirchen said the 22-year-old woman has filed a complaint and they are trying to identify him.…

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Ericsson’s VR game that shows how fast 5G could be

Telecoms company Ericsson is testing a number of 5G prototypes, from VR games to robotic lawnmowers. But the company admits that there’s some way to go before the tech is small enough and cheap enough to be added to consumer gadgets. Video journalist: Cody Godwin Click here for more stories, features and videos about 5G in our Connected World series Source link

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PSV Eindhoven 1-2 Barcelona: La Liga side top Champions League group with game to spare

Pique stabbed home Barca’s second from a clever Messi free-kick Barcelona ensured they will reach the Champions League knockout stage as Group B winners with victory at PSV. The Spanish side had already qualified for the last 16 but sealed top spot with a Lionel Messi strike and Gerard Pique’s clever second. Pique stabbed into the bottom corner in what looked like a planned move from Messi’s swept delivery, after the Argentine fired home through a crowd. Luuk de Jong scored a late consolation for PSV, who missed a host…

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Burnley 1-2 Newcastle United: Magpies expose defensive frailties to win third successive game

Newcastle claimed their first top-flight victory over Burnley since 1975 Newcastle moved up to 13th in the Premier League as they capitalised on Burnley’s defensive frailties to record their third successive victory. A Federico Fernandez effort that deflected in off Clarets defender Ben Mee, and Ciaran Clark’s header from a Matt Ritchie cross, proved decisive for Rafael Benitez’s side. Burnley had lost each of their last 23 top-flight matches in which they had conceded the first two goals. And while Sam Vokes responded for the home side – connecting with…

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Being an amateur referee: your stories of threats and attacks, but a love of the game

Assaulted referee forgives his attackers Every week, thousands of referees oversee grassroots matches – for the love of football and the reward of enjoying the match, but often for little financial return and a risk to their safety. While many will encounter no serious problems, others face verbal or even physical abuse by players and spectators. Republic of Ireland Combined Counties League referee Daniel Sweeney was assaulted last week after an amateur game – an attack that left him with a broken jaw. This prompted us to ask an open…

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